Thursday, September 3, 2009
Stella Hits Hotel Monaco Portland, Oregon
Whew! After a long drive through California to Portland Oregon...we made it safe and sound at Hotel Monaco.
Upon arriving we were greeted by the friendliest staff we have ever encountered! We were surprised to see a large "dog shaped" chalk board with "Welcome Stella" printed in colorful chalk at the entrance of the Hotel Monaco. We're here! As we checked in I over heard the front desk clerk say they were sold out for the weekend. No doubt, the place is great!
As Kevin took Stella for her post drive potty break, I checked in and was taken to our room. WOW! We were upgraded! Thank you Kimpton Loyalty Program! Beautiful Room! Stella had a basket with a Zanies stuffed toy, dog cookie, dog mags, bowl, and wonderful doggie bed all ready for her arrival. The cookie, quickly eaten..by Stella :-), and the toy was initiated with frivolity and slobber. the doggy basket by-the-way, goes to every room where a dog is checked in. Nice! We also received upon checking in a nice on-sheet on pet friendly dining in the area, dog parks, shopping, etc
After freshening up and a cold beer, we went for a walk to find THE BEST POSSIBLE POTTY SPOT. Stella found the place she liked, got business done, and we were relieved and happy. Happy Dog, means Happy Dog Owners!
Tomorrow we are up early for our drive to Anecortes to catch the ferry to Lopez Island where we will spend Labor day weekend with Mom & John taking in the beauty of the San Juans...and a Mac & Jack or two!